Tis the season for a non stop supply of cookies, candy, and desserts staring you in the face. I have a serious weakness for dessert, especially Christmas treats, I can’t keep my hands off of them. If you have the same problem as me, then it is essential that you make these Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites and keep them on hand at all times to ward off that craving for cookies!
Lately I feel like all I’ve been doing is shoving one cookie after another in my mouth. Don’t get me wrong, they have all been delicious, but I’m starting to get a little disgusted with myself. I know it’s the time of the year when overindulging is expected, but I really don’t want January to come and find out I have to run off 10 extra pounds of gingerbread, eggnog, fudge, and peppermint ice cream! To help combat my sugar cravings I decided to make a healthier snack that would still let me feel like I was eating a sweet treat.
These Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites are the perfect cure to quiet down anyone’s sweet tooth. The best part is they are guilt free, unlike those 3 cookies I shoved in my mouth yesterday! The energy bites are a combination of dried apples, oats, almonds, dates, cinnamon, allspice, and a little bit of maple syrup. To make them, start by soaking the dates in hot water for about 10 minutes. Then add all of the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender and blend them until they form a paste/dough consistency. You may need to add a couple of tablespoons of the water that the dates soaked in if you find the mixture isn’t combining.
Once the energy bite paste is made, take a heaping tablespoon of it and roll it into a ball. That’s all there is to it! The Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites are best stored in the refrigerator or freezer. I prefer to pull mine right out of the freezer and eat them, but it’s totally up to you. The flavor of these Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites can best be described as having a little piece of apple pie without the crust. The combination of the dates, dried apples, and maple syrup makes these perfectly sweet, and the almonds and oats add a nice nutty flavor to them. If you are like me and trying to control your cookie and fudge intake this month, then make a batch of these healthy Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites to have on hand for those days when your sweet tooth is calling!